Stainless Steel Hydraulic Fittings & Platings | Air-Way Manufacturing

Stainless Steel Hydraulic Fittings & Platings

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Stainless steel is as strong as it gets. With a temperature range of –425° to 1200°F, a chromium-base, and optimum corrosion-resistance, stainless steel hydraulic fittings can combat the harshest industries. Air-Way offers fittings made from 316 grade stainless steel, as well as steel hydraulic fittings with high corrosion resistant carbon steel platings, to keep your equipment running efficiently and effectively.

Stainless steel differs from other steels because of its chromium content. Chromium levels can vary anywhere from 16% - 18% based on the weight. The chromium forms an unrecognizable layer of chromium oxide on the stainless steel’s surface, which prevents corrosion from seeping into the metal. If the outer chromium layer were to become damaged, it quickly repairs itself due to the exposure of fresh chromium, and its practically immediate oxidization. In addition, stainless steel is environmentally friendly and recyclable. It’s estimated that all stainless steel objects consist of nearly 60% of recycled materials. These statistics differ tremendously from other steels, which can contaminate and corrode over time.

Due to its durability and strength, stainless steel hydraulic fittings are ideal for marine, chemical and food processing applications. At Air-Way, we offer the following stainless steel fitting options: nut, sleeve, straight, 90 degree, 45 degree, tee, cross and additional accessories. Read below for further information on how our stainless steel hydraulic fittings provide long-lasting support to applications that demand durability:

Marine & Boating Industry Applications

Air-Way Manufacturing has been supplying customized hydraulic fittings and adapters to the marine industry for years. Our presence within the industry is second-to-none due our extensive industry experience. We specialize in providing marine hydraulic fittings that are built to last; Reliability and durability is key in high pressure, corrosive environments.

Off-shore rigs, ship steering, power systems, and more all require high pressure hydraulic systems, where salt water, salt air and other elements are corrosive to every material used.

Chemical Applications

Our stainless steel hydraulic fittings can meet (and exceed) nearly every need regarding chemical applications. In addition to combating corrosion and extreme temperatures, our stainless steel fittings can also benefit cryogenic applications, high-pressure handling, and maintaining product purity… All of which, are ideal for handling chemical applications.

Food Processing Applications

Hydraulic drives and other hydraulic systems are used in food processing plants worldwide. Some food processing facilities use different types of hydraulic fluids including mineral oils, synthetic oils and other blends depending on the specific application. Stainless steel fittings are a good solution due to the potentially corrosive environments associated with some processes.

Plating Options for High Corrosion Hydraulic Applications

In addition to stainless steel fittings, we offer three primary plating options that also deliver high levels of protection. These primary plating options include Electrodeposited  Zinc, Electroless Nickel, and Zinc Nickel.

Regardless of your hydraulic application, Air-Way has the proper type of fittings and solutions you need. Browse our catalog to view our wide selection of fittings, or request a quote for custom hydraulic fittings today.

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